Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

No Grocery Stores In Detroit

Food has long been an issue in this city without a major supermarket. Now demand for assistance is rising, affecting a whole new set of people.

(a guard watching over groceries in Detroit)

DETROIT ( -- On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries.
In this recession-racked town, the lack of food is a serious problem. It's a theme that comes up again and again in conversations in Detroit. There isn't a single major chain supermarket in the city, forcing residents to buy food from corner stores. Often less healthy and more expensive food.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No from Stones Throw on Vimeo.

I have been feeling this dude's music ever since Stones Throw sent out the first email about his work. Maybe So, Maybe No was the first single I purchased of his. I can't wait til the SF show. Where will he play? Yoshi's? Fillmore? Who knows, but he better come up here soon or I'll have to go to LA and see what up with the live set.